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Old 08-19-2011
Bug Wallpaper script

Have trouble picking a wallpaper. Let your computer pick for you.


# (Change to your path to photos)   

## Pick new image function
pick_new_bg () {
    backgrounds=( $( < ~/.background_temp) )
    New=$(echo -n "${backgrounds[$((RANDOM%num_backgrounds))]}")    

## Get and export the DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS for crontab compatibility
nautilus_pid=$(pgrep -u $LOGNAME -n nautilus)
eval $(tr '\0' '\n' < /proc/$nautilus_pid/environ | grep '^DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=')

## Find image titles in specified directory
ls $Pictures | egrep -i ".jpg|.png" > ~/.background_temp

## Pick new background image

## Get file name of current background and ensure the new background is different
Current=$(/usr/bin/gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename | xargs basename)

while [ $New == $Current ]
## Set the new background and remove the temp file
/usr/bin/gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename $Pictures/$New

rm ~/.background_temp

# 2  
Old 08-19-2011
I see a 'nautilus' in there. Presumably this only works for Gnome?
# 3  
Old 08-19-2011
I believe so I have never tried it anywhere else.

# 4  
Old 08-19-2011
Isn't there a "random wallpaper" setting built-in within KDE/gnome or was I dreaming?
# 5  
Old 08-19-2011
Not a problem, just important to label these things.
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